Art Deco: 0 (World of Art)

Art Deco: 0 (World of Art)

by Alastair Duncan (Author)


Originating in early twentieth-century France, Art Deco is a pastiche of artistic styles, influenced by Cubism and Futurism, Egyptology and the Orient, Ballet Russes and the Bauhaus. Alistair Duncan's exhaustive work surveys one of the most exhilarating periods of decorative art, illuminating the cultural fabric of the period, and discussing some of the century's most influential artists and craftsmen and their works. From Edgar Brandt's ornate ironwork for ocean liners, to Rene Lalique's celebrated perfume bottles, to the Chrysler Building, "Art Deco" takes us on a dazzling tour of one of the century's most vital decorative movements. Antique Collector praises the book as "lavishly illustrated with photographs of interiors as well as individual invaluable book for collectors." 194 illus., 44 in color



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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 216
Edition: Illustrated
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Published: 14 Nov 1988

ISBN 10: 0500202303
ISBN 13: 9780500202302
Book Overview: Alastair Duncan's guide is a history of the style, an encyclopaedia of its practitioners and a handbook for the enthusiast, student or collector

Media Reviews
'Comprehensive and scholarly ... heavily illustrated in colour' - The Times
Author Bio
Alastair Duncan is the author of Art Deco Complete, American Art Deco, Art Deco and Art Deco Furniture, all published by Thames & Hudson.